Posts Tagged: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame events scheduled Thursday, Friday

July 27, 2016

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame has assembled many of Alaska’s greatest athletes for its 10th anniversary this week, a group that includes Olympians, Native sports icons, mainstream athletes, mushers, mountaineers and many more. A free community celebration from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center kicks off the festivities. “It is going to… Read more »

Brush with Olympian ignited DeLoach’s love for long jump

June 6, 2016

After winning the state long jump title all four years at Eielson High School and earning a college scholarship to Colorado State University, Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks was totally committed to track and field. Yet she wasn’t in love with the sport. “Most of it was a means to an end,” DeLoach told me. That… Read more »

Some of his records are gone, but Clary’s legacy will live forever

May 18, 2016

Don Clary of Anchorage hasn’t been a competitive runner since the turn of the century, but people still recognize him. Going to the Olympics can make you a celebrity. Clary is arguably Alaska’s greatest runner and was the first Alaska runner to qualify for the Olympics when he competed at the 1984 Summer Games in… Read more »

2016 Directors’ Awards winners announced

April 12, 2016

ANCHORAGE – Two athletes on meteoric career trajectories and two teams on remarkable runs of excellence bookend a 2016 Directors’ Awards Class that also includes a hockey star-turned leader of youth and a basketball player who overcame tremendous adversity. The 2016 Directors’ Awards recipients will be recognized this summer at the Alaska Sports Hall of… Read more »

Clary, DeLoach headline Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 inductees

December 7, 2015

Arguably Alaska’s greatest runner and the state’s best track and field athlete both went to the Olympics, and now they are headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Don Clary and Janay DeLoach will headline the Class of 2016 induction ceremony this summer along with two moments and an event. The news was made… Read more »

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2015

March 5, 2015

Dick Mize just wanted a place for kids to ski. John Brown just wanted to play basketball. Michaela Hutchison was just following in her family’s footsteps. What started as small ideas turned into something big. Mize, Brown and Hutchison joined Nancy Pease and the Iron Dog to make up the Class of 2015 for the… Read more »

Alaska athletes stand together against domestic violence

February 3, 2015

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is proud that so many Alaskan athletes agreed to join community members and organizations to stand united against domestic violence and child abuse. Thank you to Hall of Fame inductees Mario Chalmers , Scott Gomez, Trajan Langdon, Kikkan Randall, Mark Schlereth and AK athletes Damen Bell-Holter, Matt Carle, Alev… Read more »

Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for March 5

January 5, 2015

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ceremony to honor the Class of 2015 inductees and annual Directors’ Awards winners will be held on Thursday, March 5 at the Anchorage Museum auditorium at 625 C Street in downtown Anchorage. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9… Read more »

Mize, Pease, Brown headline Hall’s Class of ’15

December 8, 2014

Three athletes with remarkable resumes within their respective sports headline the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 announced at a press conference today. Olympic biathlete and Anchorage Nordic skiing pioneer Dick Mize, Ketchikan basketball icon John Brown and mountain running legend Nancy Pease will be the next inductees into the Hall. Soldotna’s Michaela… Read more »

Alaska loses radio legend with passing of Dick Lobdell

February 19, 2014

If you have ever listened to the radio in Alaska, there’s a good chance you heard Dick Lobdell’s voice. And chances are you never forgot him. For those of us lucky enough to know the man behind the mic, Lobdell was as warm and as friendly as his dulcet voice. For more than 40 years… Read more »